4.4 M - LABRADOR, NFLD. AND LAB., CANADA
Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 4.4 M
8 Jul 2012 11:13:38 UTC
8 Jul 2012 08:13:38 near epicenter
8 Jul 2012 05:13:38 standard time in your timezone
Location 52.032N 60.822W
Depth 18 km
139 km (87 miles) SSW (194 degrees) of Goose Bay, Newfoundland, Canada
396 km (246 miles) NNW (330 degrees) of Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada
438 km (272 miles) ENE (60 degrees) of Sept-Îles, Québec, Canada
655 km (407 miles) N (356 degrees) of Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
846 km (526 miles) NNE (13 degrees) of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION
Newfoundland and Labrador experiences unusual 4.4 magnitude earthquake
By: The Canadian Press
Posted: 12:56 PM | Comments: 0 (including replies)g
HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador was hit with a 4.4 magnitude earthquake Sunday morning.
A seismologist with Natural Resources Canada says the magnitude isn't large enough to cause destruction, but it is significantly more than most earthquakes in the region.
He says the earthquake hit around 8:13 a.m. local time along the Quebec-Labrador border, just south of Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
Those in the immediate vicinity felt very strong shaking.
Miners in Labrador City said the earthquake felt like a regular mine blast.
Natural Resources Canada says the last time an earthquake of this size hit the province was 50 years ago.